In today's NY Times:<br><br>[color:blue]As if to confirm we’re in the last throes, President Bush threw any remaining caution to the winds during his news conference in the Rose Garden that same morning. Almost everything he said was patently misleading or an outright lie, a sure sign of a leader so entombed in his bunker (he couldn’t even emerge for the Washington Nationals’ ceremonial first pitch last week) that he feels he has nothing left to lose.<br><br>Incredibly, he chided his adversaries on the Hill for going on vacation just as he was heading off for his own vacation in Crawford. Then he attacked Congress for taking 57 days to “pass emergency funds for our troops” even though the previous, Republican-led Congress took 119 days on the same bill in 2006. He ridiculed the House bill for “pork and other spending that has nothing to do with the war,” though last year’s war-spending bill was also larded with unrelated pork, from Congressional efforts to add agricultural subsidies to the president’s own request for money for bird-flu preparation.<br><br>Mr. Bush’s claim that military equipment would be shortchanged if he couldn’t sign a spending bill by mid-April was contradicted by not one but two government agencies. A Government Accountability Office report faulted poor Pentagon planning for endemic existing equipment shortages in the National Guard. The Congressional Research Service found that the Pentagon could pay for the war until well into July. Since by that point we’ll already be on the threshold of our own commanders’ late-summer deadline for judging the surge, what’s the crisis?</font color=blue><br><br>The link is to a Times "select" article, so unless you pay you won't be able to see it.<br><br>
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Give it a couple of days and we can probably access the Rich column without the subscription thingie.<br><br>The gist ~ McNuts' stroll through Baghdad may prove to be one of the last nails in the coffin of this "war's" credibility. (I get the Times every Sunday, thanks to Little Sister.) Calling the conflict, death and ruin in Iraq a "war" is wrong. It was an invasion. it's now an occupation and civil war.<br><br><br><br><br>[color:blue]Just push play ~ Theyre gonna bleep it anyway ~ </font color=blue><br><br>
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Offtopic, but some here might benefit (hope I haven't already posted this, my memory is fading).<br>About a month ago the NYT opened up the Times Select to all in education. All you have to do is verify your school email address.<br><br>
That's the problem as far as I'm concerned.<br>"WE'RE" not "LOSING" a War! We're just refusing to take part in what's being widely accepted<br>as an an illegal action perpetrated by a handful of Crooks & Liars that took over our government.<br><br>I sincerely believe that faced with a real war, defending ourselves or another group of nations,<br>we would have risen to the occasion (along with a REAL Coalition of the Willing--- rather than<br>nations coerced into joining the present Crime Against Humanity for the Enrichment of a Few)<br>and never backed down no matter WHAT happened or how many troops were lost.<br><br>What REALLY SUX is that this illegal action has not only cost us our standing among the nations <br>of the world, but has also squandered our treasure, and ability to defend ourselves because of it.<br><br>Even if The PINHEAD *POOFED* 0ut of existence today, we'd still be left to deal with the dire sit-<br>uation that he & his administration has created for decades to come. <br><br>I take that back... What REALLY SUX is that we're (the Liberal Democrats) are already being blamed.<br><br><br><br>[color:white].</font color=white><br>
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